Touch in the Classroom: Should Schools Teach Students to Give Each Other Massages?

Written by Elisa (EJ) Sobo Every semester, I teach a college course exploring the interrelationships between human culture and biology. Feedback loops connecting culturally-patterned behavior and body chemistry, such as in the stress response, provide a handy example of our bioculturality. So, among other topics, I have a well-developed unit in my course (and related … Continue reading Touch in the Classroom: Should Schools Teach Students to Give Each Other Massages?

Why the practice of celibacy?

Why in the world might some people practice celibacy? We had some technical difficulty adding the file on to the blog post. Check out Elisa’s webpage to listen to this short BBC interview, where¬†Elisa (EJ) Sobo offers some anthropologically informed answers on the issue.